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Ipod hard drive

Hello I have a 3 year old ipod that I got too close to a magnet. I believe the hard drive might be really screwed up––I get that frowny face guy. Is there an inexpensive way to fix this?

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Re: ipod hard drive

Try a restore from within iTunes. Will restore it to factory settings.

If that doesn't work you'll have to send it in for service or buy a new one.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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Indeed magnets will kill a hard drive, such as the one in your iphone used to hold your music, as it uses magnetic impulses to make the Binary 1/0 on the disk platter. Passing a magnet over a hard drive will disrupt this data, and make the disk unreadable.

While many hard drives in computers/laptops have magnetic shields to prevent this from happening... the itouch does not.


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Continious restart

when it restarts, does it immidiately restart again? like a cycle? that happened to my old compputer, the hard drive was shot. mabe that's what happened to you. a new hard drive for apple classic 80 gb ipod i found was around $150-$170 ouch. take it to apple, ask them to run diagnostics, tell them you think your hard drive is worn out or something.

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IPod Nano 4 GB -- what gen?

If you have the Nano with the smaller screen measuring 1" x 1.25" and got it 3 years ago, you most likely have the 2nd generation. Apple doesn't really have cases on their site for the older nano. I have the same one and purchased my case at Target. They have a good selection of 3rd party (non-Apple branded) cases. You can also check an Apple store if you have one close by.
Hope this was helpful.
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It really doesnt matter, you will just have to have the hard drive plugged in when you sync you ipod or want to listen to music with your ipod. The only thing i have to say about it is if the external hard drive is if its connected to your computer with a USB rather than a firewire, then it might be slower to load than if you keep it on an internal hard drive. But it will work and wont be very slow, just slower.

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The magnets shouldnt be strong enough.
I have had my belkin case for years and the magnets havent damaged my ipods so it should not be a problem.

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My ipod nano has decided not to turn on. no matter what I do it will not turn on, I think its wrecked & its only 3 years old. Is it beyond help??

Hello, it looks like your having problems with the product "ipod nano" here are some reasons why your ipod is not turning on:

1)If you charge it too much the battery will explode.
2)Is it charged?
3)The screen may be broken

Thanks for your question,
have a nice day!

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The ipod uses a flash memory and it shouldnt effect it.

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